Tampa Social Security Lawyer serving Tampa, Brandon, Lakeland Florida, David W. Magann practices in Social Security, Wills, Trust, and Personal Injury.
Put a Real Tampa Social Security Attorney in Your Corner
Is your representative an attorney?
This seems to be a silly question but often those who we meet with either do not know or mistakenly think their representative is an attorney when the representative actually is NOT! Also many individuals we see with Social Security claims may mistakenly have a representative not licensed in the State of Florida. Because the Social Security claim is a Federal/ “administrative claim” the law allows for less stringent guidelines, then the State of Florida for example, for those to represent you in your legal proceedings up to the “Hearing” level. Unfortunately the less stringent Federal/administrative standards often mislead claimant’s in regards to representative qualifications. The Social Security Protection Act of 2004 has attempted to partially regulate those non-attorney representatives however, implementation will be a long process and is less than remedial at best.
The best way to increase your chances of receiving a favorable decision on your claim is to hire an experienced attorney to represent you. Statistically, those who hire an attorney to represent them are much more likely to receive benefits than those who do not.
Contact us today to see how we can help you with your claim.
Information on Social Security
A recent Gallup poll showed that individuals who have received a Social Security Statement from the SSA have a greater understanding of their benefits than those who did not receive a statement. Those who have received a statement are more likely to know that (1) the amount of benefits depends on how much they earned; (2) Social Security pays benefits to workers who become disabled; (3) Social Security provides benefits to dependents of workers who die; and (4) Social Security was designed only to provide part of total retirement income. This increased awareness and documentation will also help the Social Security practitioner more accurately assess the client’s potential benefit recovery. Continue reading full article »